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"Something missing" - Gabriel Agbonlahor reveals why Liverpool won't challenge for the Premier League title this season

"Something missing" - Gabriel Agbonlahor reveals why Liverpool won't challenge for the Premier League title this season

Gabriel Agbonlahor claims Liverpool aren't in the Premier League title race

TalkSPORT pundit Gabriel Agbonlahor has stated that Liverpool will not challenge Manchester City for the Premier League title this season.

The former Aston Villa striker believes that the Reds are instead in a fight for the top four after their poor start to the campaign, in which they have picked up just nine points from six games.

Jurgen Klopp’s side find themselves six points off the top, with Arsenal leading the way on 15.

Draws against Fulham, Crystal Palace and recently Everton in the Merseyside Derby have allowed the Reds to fall into seventh position.

And Agbonlahor, who Jurgen Klopp called out after a previous critique of his side, feels that it is already curtains for Liverpool when it comes to actually winning their 2nd title.

“This is not a battle for the title. Liverpool, for me, are not fighting for the Premier League title this season."

"They are fighting to stay in the top four because Arsenal are on it. Spurs are on it.

“They know how to win games. They have that winning mentality. There is something missing in that side."

"That is the sort of game (Merseyside derby) where you would rely on (Sadio) Mane to come up with some sort of brilliance and make a goal.

“(Mohamed) Salah doesn’t look like he’s going to score and that is not like Mo Salah. He has to come out wide and find space."

"The midfield didn’t work. They played Fabinho as a sitter and in front of him (Harvey) Elliott and (Fabio) Carvalho. It just didn’t work for me today."

“At the back, (Andy) Robertson was dropped, Trent (Alexander-Arnold) got taken off after 60 minutes. Something isn’t right with that defence with Liverpool and they are dropping too many points.”

Agbonlahor does have several points which ring true, but with players like Thiago Alcantara, Diogo Jota and Ibrahima Konate coming back from injury coupled with the addition of Arthur Melo, it is likely that Liverpool will regain some form in the coming weeks.

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Topics: Liverpool, Premier League